A native of Holly Springs, Lynn Fitch is Mississippi’s Attorney General, the state’s first Republican attorney general since Reconstruction. Before winning the 2019 statewide election, she served as Mississippi’s State Treasurer since 2012 and was the first Republican woman to hold the position.

Fitch earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi.

In 2009, Fitch was selected by former Gov. Haley Barbour to serve was executive director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board. She also previously served as deputy executive director at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and as counsel for the state House of Representatives Ways and Means and Local and Private Legislation committees.

Fitch was named a 2015 Honoree of the Women in Government Leadership Program by Governing Magazine. She has been recognized as a Woman Trailblazer by the Mississippi Bar Association and was honored with the prestigious Susie Blue Buchanan award by the Mississippi Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee in 2017.

Fitch and her family are members of Madison United Methodist Church.

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